Masaba Cultural Delegates Oppose Minister’s Proposal of Fresh Umukuka Election
Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from the Mwambu clan have resoundingly opposed a proposal by Marry Gorreti Kitutu, the minister of energy, calling for fresh election of the cultural leader, the Umukuka.
Over the weekend during the burial of the daughter of Simon Mulongo, former MP for Bubulo East constituency at Bumbo sub county, minister Kitutu who was the chief moaner during her speech proposed that as away of ending the current confusion and conflict between John Amulam Wagabyalile and Mike Mudoma, both claiming to be the legitimately elected cultural leader, the Masaba cultural institution should conduct fresh elections to get a legitimate Umukuka.
She added that fresh elections will be the best solution rather than continuing with these conflicts which have led to delaying the gazettement of one Umukuka of the two.
While speaking to media today in a press conference at Mutufu town council offices, Steven Gidudu the chairperson of Mwambu clan says that they are not ready to repeat the elections.
He adds that delegates from three clans Mwambu, Mubuya and Wanale elected Mike Mudoma as III Umukuka December last year to succeed the late Bob Mushikori whose five year term had ended in that very month so they no reason why they conduct fresh elections.
Ambrose Nagimesi also a delegate adds they have written on several occasions to the ministry of gender informing them that Mudoma is the true elected legal cultural leader but up to now the ministry has delayed to gazette him over unknown reasons.
He also says that they have given ten days to government to gazette Mudoma as cultural leader, or else they are going to march up to state house to demand an explanation.